Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins made his national television debut on Wednesday, Aug. 14, conducting The New York Pops with Blue Man Group on Good Morning America. The Good Morning America appearance will feature a preview of a unique symphonic program developed by Wilkins and Blue Man Group, which features the quirky guys in blue’s distinctive style, against a symphonic orchestra setting. The program will debut Sept. 6 and 7 with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, also conducted by Wilkins.
Wilkins has been the Omaha Symphony Music Director since 2005. He is also the principle guest conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and holds the Germeshausen Family and Youth Concert Conductor Chair with the Boston Symphony. He resides with his wife, Sheri-Lee, in Omaha. They are the proud parents of twin daughters, Erica and Nicole.
The Omaha Symphony is a non-profit organization that presents more than 200 live orchestral performances from September through June. In addition to MasterWorks, Symphony Pops, Symphony Rocks, Movie Music, Symphony Joslyn, and Family series concerts, the Omaha Symphony’s nationally recognized education programs touch the lives of more than 30,000 schoolchildren each year. For tickets or information regarding the Omaha Symphony, call (402) 342-3560 or visit omahasymphony.org.